The theme for Week 26 is “Halfway: This week marks the halfway point in the year — and the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge! What ancestor do you have that you feel like you’ve only researched halfway? What ancestor do you feel like takes up half of your research efforts?”
For the halfway mark, I have chosen my grandfather, Candido Furlani. Candido went by the name Condy in the United States. I never knew him as he died before I was born. I selected him for this week’s post because I feel that I am only halfway through my research on his line.
Years ago, I began researching Condy and his family. I was able to find to Family History Library (FHL) microfilm rolls for the baptisms and marriages in his parish in the Diocese of Trento [Trent] in the town of Vigolo Vattaro, Trentino Province, Italy in a region known as Trentino-Alto-Adige/Südtirol. Prior to WWI, this town was in Tyrol and part of the Austrian-Hungary Empire.
I am about halfway through each microfilm. I have it on my To-Do list to start going back to my local Family History Center (FHC) to finish viewing them. This is what I have so far on my Furlani surname.
My grandfather, Candido Luigi Furlani, son of Giovanni Battista Domenico Furlani and Maria Dominica Dallabrida, was born on 26 Mar 1888 in Vigolo Vattaro, Tyrol, Austria. He died on 18 Feb 1938 of black lung disease in Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA (State Sanatorium #2). He married Anna Bianchi on 20 Sep 1911 in Saint Peter’s RC Church, Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She was born on 16 Jan 1894 in Mount Carmel. She died on 21 Mar 1973 in Media, Delaware County, PA.
My great-grandfather, Giovanni Battista Domenico Furlani, son of Giovanni Battista Domenico Furlani and Catterina Dominica Marchi, was born on 08 Feb 1858 in Vigolo Vattaro. He died about 1910 in Vigolo Vattaro. He married Maria Dominica Dallabrida about 1882 in Vigolo Vattaro.
My great-grandmother, Maria Dominica Dallabrida, daughter of Valentino Dallabrida and Dominica Filomena Martinelli Dallabrida, was born on 01 Aug 1858 in Vigolo Vattaro, Tyrol, Austria. She died about 1930 in Vigolo Vattaro, Trentino, Italy.
My 2nd great-grandfather, Giovanni Battista Domenico Furlani, son of Giovanni Battista Furlani and Maria Nicoletti, was born on 24 Sep 1830 and died about 1889 in Vigolo Vattaro. He married Catterina Dominica Marchi on 25 Feb 1854 in Vigolo Vattaro.
My 2nd great-grandmother, Catterina Dominica Marchi, daughter of Bartolo Marchi and Barbara Nicoletti, was born about 1834 and died about 1894 in Vigolo Vattaro.
My 3rd great-grandfather, Giovanni Battista Furlani was born about 1810 and died about 1865 in Vigolo Vattaro. He married Maria Nicoletti about 1832 in Vigolo Vattaro.
My 3rd great-grandmother, Maria Nicoletti was born about 1810 and died about 1870 in Vigolo Vattaro.
Week 26 of 52 Ancestors 2015 Edition, a blogging challenge initiated by Amy Johnson Crow in her blog No Story Too Small.